Everest Base Camp (EBC)


The giant of all peaks Mt Everest captivates the imagination of each and every one. Avid and professional mountainers aims of climbing this colossus mountain at least once in their life. But there are others who may not be so tough or have enough mountaineering exposure in past to attempt the climb of this peak. Instead, they can plan a trek to the base camp of Mount Everest and get a close view of this peak, besides several others 8000-thousander in the vicinity. This one is a classic trek amidst the Himalayas. Owing to the charm of Everest base camp trek is one of the most frequented one in the world.

The attractions of Everest base camp trek has far too many. While the local culture along with flora & fauna is in abundance, the trek offers you a close look at some other big peaks of the region such as Lhotse and Makalu. An unclogged view of Everest from Kala Patar at 18000 feet is a treat to the eyes. There are many things to look forward when you decide to attempt the Everest base camp trek.


  • Difficulty: HARD
  • Trek Distance: 100 km
  • Trek Duration: 15-17 Days
  • Location: Nepal
  • Best Time: April-June and mid-September till November. 
  • Nearest international airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Nearest domestic airport: Lukla, Nepal

Trekking Equipment for Everest Base Camp

  •  Footwear: Trekking Boots (snow and water proof), normal walking boots, and floaters. Few pairs of warm/woolen socks.
  • Luggage: Backpack (60-70 liters), Daypack (20-30 ltr), Duffel bag.
  • Clothes: Waterproof breathable jacket & pants, Jacket (synthetic or fleece of down feather), insulated pants (Synthetic), Poncho, Sweatshirt, inner thermal (upper & lower), fleece, t-shirts, cotton trekking pants, shorts.
    * clothing as per the season
  • Gear for Hand & Head: Liner glove, Bandanna, Sun hat, Woolen caps, Face mask etc.
  • Accessories: Sunglasses/Goggles, anti-glare glasses, water bottle, hydra pack, Headlamp with spare bulb and extra batteries.
  • Trekking Gears: Emergency tool kit.
  • Protection and First-Aid: Sunscreen, toiletry kit, water purification tablets, Zip-lock bags, ear plugs, first-aid and all essential medicines.
  • Camping Equipment: Tents, sleeping bags (extreme -15to +5 Celsius) with liner, trekking poles, Sleeping mat, etc. Kitchen Tent, Ration, cooking utensils, etc.

Guidelines for Everest Base Camp Trek

Accommodation during the trek would be a combination of teahouse/lodges and outdoor camping arrangements. The trip itinerary given on this page can change depending on few things like weather and overall health of the trekking team. Needless to say, you will need all the essential equipment in the list provided in this section. Consult an experienced mountaineer when you finally decided to go for Everest base camp trek.


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